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Publisher's Summary

They call me a slut. Maybe I am. Sometimes I do things I despise. Sometimes men take without asking.

But I have a musical gift, only a year left of high school, and a plan. With one obstacle.

Emeric Marceaux doesn’t just take. He seizes my will power and bangs it like a dark note. When he commands me to play, I want to give him everything. I kneel for his punishments, tremble for his touch, and risk it all for our stolen moments.

He’s my obsession, my master, my music.

And my teacher.

©2016 Pam Godwin (P)2018 Oh My Audiobooks

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My favorite book of all time - even better in audio 🔥🔥🔥

This book is so beautifully written. It literally grabs you on page 1 and hooks you. You won’t want to stop listening. It’s like poetry for your soul. I love taboo so this was right up my alley. Hot teacher who falls for a student, yes please! Its real, It’s heartbreaking, it’s love, it’s passion, it’s such an amazing story that you never want to end. I will be listening to it again even though I just finished it. The narrators for Emeric and Ivory were utterly PERFECT. I can’t think of anyone who would be better. Sooooooo good. I give this book 100 stars and all the recommendations. If you like taboo this is for you. It is nuclear hot and yet such a beautiful tale of two lovers that the world says shouldn’t be together. A beautiful soul deep beautiful love. Don’t think about it, just one click. NOW!

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Utterly engrossing

Characters are well developed and defined from the beginning. The book is so intimate and feels so sexy that the scenes are that much more intense but Ava and Tad take it to another level- they prove that narration really is an art. Couldn’t be more satisfied with this book and the narration

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I had no idea what this was even about when I started am I glad because I’ll be honest I might have put it off for a later date if I had known. I don’t say that because it has anything that bothers me in it but because I have to be in the mood for high drama and I would have just assumed this would be exactly that. Thankfully it wasn’t, well it was but not in the way I expected which is what I enjoyed so much about this book! I spent the whole book waiting for the big reveal and I’m so glad it wasn’t as BIG as I expected. Yes that is vague but I’m trying not to spoil it by explaining what I liked the most lol. This book is one you start and finish in the same day, it’s very fast and never really slowed down. The sex was hot, the story line hard and the characters were great! And here is the kicker for anyone who knows me.... it’s insta-love/lust and I didn’t even care after a couple chapters. If an author can make me feel insta-love then they have done a great job because it’s really a hard no for me normally. I can’t wait for more books on audio by the author!

The narration was great, Ava Erickson & Tad Branson were cast very well for this book!

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~~~RIVETING TABOO LOVE~~~~

This is my first Pam Godwin listen and holy shit what a can't put it down, first word to the last, it is. Definitely not for the faint of heart, but it is oh so very delicious! Each chapter is better than the last!
Bravo Ms Godwin and a huge standing ovation for Ava and Tad for really bringing these beautiful forbidden lovers to life. It doesn't get any better than a fabulous story paired with perfect narration. Thank You Audi!!!!
Worth the credit or coin?? F**kin A Absolutely!!!!!

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Intensity That Resonated

From beginning to end, the characters in Dark Notes had an intensity that resonated through the audiobook and into my soul.

The pain and suffering, the need and desire... all of it was expressed so vividly through the words and then brought to life even more realistically through the amazing narration of Ava and Tad.

The student/teacher story has been told but Pam Godwin took such a different route that you will not be disappointed in this book, there was enough drama to keep you completely raptured the entire book.

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Hands down, one of the best audiobooks ever!

One of my dearest book friends has been recommending this book to me ever since we first realized we both shared a love of Pam Godwin's writing. As is the case with all things so-many-books-so-little-time, I hadn't gotten around to reading this particular forbidden romance involving a seventeen-year-old piano prodigy and the lone scholar in a renowned academy and the brand-new head of the music department ten years her senior who becomes committed to teaching her a thing or two about discipline--of her instrument and her body. Dark Notes isn't my first teacher-student romance--nor, I highly suspect, will it be my last--but it is the first that goes beyond the usual innocent flirtations and flourishing infatuations that later become intriguing when identities are further revealed. From the get-go, Ivory Westbrook and Emeric Marceaux are more than aware of the position each plays in the other's life. But that's the thing about this novel--it's more than just about the main characters being student and teacher. This is a story about finding love and passion and fighting for it regardless of the consequences; it's about love and lust and everything else in between, of letting go and ultimately discovering your truest and home. Pam Godwin's exceptional prose is matched eloquently and deliciously well by Tad Branson and Ava Erickson. These two WERE Emeric and Ivory. Dark Notes was Godwin at her best and the best I've ever heard Branson and Erickson. Five-plus stars. ♥

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oh My

I Looked for another book narrated by these two. I Love how The story reads.

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Best book I have listened to this year!

This book was so engrossing. I loved every single minute of it. Great story, great narrators. I don't usually relisten, but this one I just may.

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Amazing. I could not stop listening.

This is one of my favorite audio books. Emeric (voiced by Tad Branson) is my new book boyfriend. Forget Christian G. This character is dominant, tender, rough, protective and always in control. Ivory (voiced by Ava Erickson) is strong, vulnerable, talented and willing to go where Emeric leads. I have listened to this audible several times. It is as addictive as the characters in this book. I would love a sequel. Until then, I'm searching for other audios voiced by tad and ava, or written by Pam Godwin. On a side note, the publisher summary should really be re written. It turns you off the book. But, if you get past that and read the book, or better, listen to audio, you will not be disappointed.





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Pam Godwin! Wow! This is the first audiobook that I have from you and I am happy to say that I wasn’t disappointed! This book has many triggers but the strength and resilience of Ivy and her ability to overcome life’s pitfalls demonstrates that what does not kill us makes us stronger! Great Story!

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  • Garden girl
  • 05-03-18

Brilliant forbidden

This delicious book translates wonderfully into audio! Tad Branson and Ava Erickson bring Emery and Ivory to full, dramatic life. 💖💖💖💖💖

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  • Jill Kirtley
  • 07-17-21

Brilliant!

I love teacher/student and age gap romances and Dark Notes is an absolute favourite of mine. I love that Emeric is fiercely protective of Ivory and that their bond is unbreakable. It’s a brilliant, sometimes emotional, and oftentimes intense, steamy romance that you won’t want to miss.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-23-21

Red flag parade

I legit can't finish this book, the main characters entire relationship is abusive, manipulative and repulsive.
The author tries to make the main guy this dark hero but he is just an obsessive and controlling creep and the story is basically "This man knows best, follow this man, other men suck but this man, the man that stalkes you and sexually objectifies you, he is the real deal, alfa, wow, such love"

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  • mikki100
  • 03-17-20

A great read..

Ivory is a brilliant music student with great aspirations to escape her current life which is brutal to say the least. This is turned on its head when she meets Emerick, the new music teacher. Their relationship becomes more than teacher pupil with Emerick teaching her more than piano! He envelopes her into his world of dom and she embraces her newly awakened submissive urges. Emerick shows her just how gratifying sex can be, he ravishes her, teasing her senses with pleasure and pain. But can their secret forbidden relationship carry on undetected with both of them having so much to lose?

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  • Dalva
  • 01-12-19

abusive relationship with minor . dirty stupid

sickening. I do not see any masculine trades about men that needs to use his belt to imply dominance and abuse the abused in more creative ways. waste of credit and time.

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  • suzy
  • 10-30-18

Listening brings this book to life - loved it

I read this book in 2016 and gave it a five star review on goodreads. Having only just started listening to audible I decided to listen to Darknotes and wow, listening to this book bought the characters to life in a way I could not do justice when I read it myself. Great narration and I loved Emeric’s voice.

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  • Kathryn
  • 12-30-20

An enjoyable story.

This story is a cross between pretty women, Robinhood and Arrow (revenge for those who have done wrkng). It has many elements which crosses lots of boundaries. The teacher student relationship, a parent who would manipulate the system for her sons gain and how the rich and privileged use those in poverty to benefit themselves. It shows the soul destroying affect of poverty, and the vulnerability of those living in poverty and addiction. It shows if you have a dream you can endure almost anything. Although some may find this story triggering, I enjoyed the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-21-20

Beautiful forbidden love

What a beautiful story I'm so in love!! Perfectly performed I will definitely be listening to this again.

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  • Amanda panda
  • 03-16-19

Keeps you in suspense

Really enjoyed this book. I have listened to it twice now and it does not fail to deliver.

The story line keeps you intrigued for get go. How will Ivory survive this? Will she make it.
Loved it.

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  • SamK
  • 07-10-18

EPICCC!!!!

Oh Emeric!!! I ruined for all other book boyfriends because Emeric is just THE ONE!!! I absolutely FLOVED this sensual and erotic tale.... I don’t even have the words to describe how EPIC this love story is!! Hands down one of my favourite books of all time!!!! Just listen to
it- you won’t be disappointed!!